Catalogue description Ministry of Defence: Chiefs of Staff Liaison Section: Korean War Situation Reports

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Details of DEFE 33
Reference: DEFE 33
Title: Ministry of Defence: Chiefs of Staff Liaison Section: Korean War Situation Reports

This series comprises daily telegrams from Air-Vice Marshals Bouchier and Barnett, successively attached to United States Forces Headquarters in Korea, to the UK Chiefs of Staff in London, and a few telegrams in the reverse direction, interleaved (in series designated TOK).

Date: 1950-1953


Related material:

Additional material relating to Bouchier's role during the Korean War can be found in:

AIR 8/1608

BCFK situation reports are in Subseries within DEFE 11

AIR 20/8804

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: CAB and BAR file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Ministry of Defence, Chiefs of Staff Liaison Section, 1950-

Physical description: 7 file(s)
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 1989 Ministry of Defence

Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

Because of heavy commitments elsewhere, notably in Malaya, the RAF's participation in Korea was on a relatively small scale. Three Sunderland squadrons performed maritime patrol operations throughout the three years of war, but this was the extent of operational involvement by whole RAF units. In the early stages of the war the RAF provided advice on tactics, especially night intruder tactics, and a number of RAF officers were attached to the 5th United States Tactical Air Force. Later, some RAF pilots were attached to USAF units and Royal Australian Air Force Meteor squadrons.

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